Through the streets of Panama City

26 Sep

Our last stop in Central America was at the capital of Panama. Even though it’s known as a major business center and a good place for shopping, we picked other places on the town to meet.

Old City

By Amador Avenue

Curious fact: the famous “Panama Hats” are actually made in Ecuador. But it seems they grow on trees around here!

Panama Canal in Balboa

Panama City and surroundings have many contradictions (like almost all Latin America): modern buildings, luxury hotels and casinos have their overlook to the historic center and vice versa; women in traditional costumes shopping at huge malls; the chaos in downtown contrasting with one of the greatest works of engineering. Perhaps this lack of definition is the identity – and the enchantment – of this place.

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